Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Two Fiascos

The Washington Post and The New York Times both ran front-page stories this morning on the Justice Department fiasco.

It’s hard for me to understand what’s going on over there—dismissing eight United States attorneys with apparently no good reason, other than the fact they submitted to pressure from lawmakers like Sen. Pete Domenici and Rep. Heather Wilson of New Mexico.

What is this really about?

And the White House knew of course about the other fiasco—the FBI fiasco—that involved overstepping the Patriot Act, and various wiretapping abuses regarding national security letters.

It all has a bad feel to it.

The Wall Street Journal calls it a “meltdown at justice.”

It smacks of incompetence or worse.